Do you often find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts?
Do you hide some of your sexual behavior from others?
Have you ever sought therapy for sexual behavior you did not like?
Has anyone been hurt emotionally because of your sexual behavior?
Do you feel controlled by your sexual desire?
When you have sex, do you feel depressed afterwards?
Partners are understandably traumatized by the unexpected discovery of their addict’s behavior. Life together has they have known it is forever destroyed. Like a tsunami, the addiction has overwhelmed and devastated the relationship. Partners need a safe, confidential place to begin their healing.
The Addiction Recovery Center's LifeSTAR™ program provides a safe and confidential setting where partners can feel supported and understood as they work to understand how the destructive behaviors have affected them individually and as a couple.
Partners need to learn that the addiction of their addict is not about them. Yes, it has affected them horrifically, but the addiction began in the addict’s childhood. As Al-Anon wisdom states, “You didn’t cause it, you can’t control it and you can’t cure it.”
LifeSTAR™ is Dual-Track Program that offers a healing journey for the partner so that he or she might begin to feel safe and rebuild trust. A small, confidential and safe group is led by a skilled and committed Staff Facilitator where the partner’s pain can be shared. With sharing, healing begins.
With help from a Couples Coach, the addicts and their partners will be educated and empowered to make healthy decisions about their life. Disclosure happens as a process when both are ready. The program’s Disclosure Model creates an opportunity for healing and generates hope for the future.
Dealing with the devastation of Sex Addiction can be difficult, but the good news is that you don't have to do it alone. Please email or call us at 408-907-3176 and start your healing journey today.